Costa Rica beach for a destination wedding
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Costa Rica is one of the most popular spots for a destination wedding — and with good reason. With its unspoiled beaches, pristine rainforest, and incredible topography, Costa Rica has something for everyone. Whether you've dreamt of being married in the shadow of a volcano or on the beach, these gorgeous locations in Costa Rica will have you living Pura Vida with your guests in no time.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Kick off those high heels and get married barefoot in the pure white sand. This gorgeous oceanside retreat is situated far away from other resorts, so you'll feel as if you've got a completely private venue. The resort has plenty of room for larger a larger destination wedding, and can coordinate legal services, a 3-course meal for guests, and a fireworks show.

Nayara Resort

If you'd love a volcano as the backdrop to your wedding ceremony, Nayara is the perfect venue. Located in the Arenal Volcano National Park, this full service resort is nestled amongst tropical foliage. The staff will help you plan a wedding for up to 10 guests and will take care of everything from the cake to a back-up tent in case of rain.

Parador Resort and Spa

Have the wedding of your dreams in a sustainable, eco-friendly location. Parador is an eco-hotel, which means that it works to reduce its footprint on the land and seeks to give back to the local community whenever possible. It is nestled in 12 acres of lush jungle; the resort, located on Costa Rica's western side, also overlooks the ocean for even more wedding photo opportunities.

Alma del Pacifico Resort

With a wide, flat beach, and hundreds of palm trees lining the shore, Alma del Pacifico is an idyllic place for a tropical destination wedding. The staff is happy to help plan a romantic elopement or a larger ceremony for friends and family. Afterwards, wile away the days in a beach hammock while you listen to the waves roll in.

Florblanca Resort

If you and your soon-to-be spouse want a side of adventure with your romance, look no further than Florblanca. An intimate resort on the Nicoya Peninsula, Florblanca's beach front location is perfect for pre- and post-wedding activities like surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, or yoga.

For even more destination wedding ideas and gorgeous locations, check out our favorite destination wedding options.